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||K, the eleventh letter of the English Alphabet,is borrowed from the Greeks, being the same ...
||KAALING, n. A bird, a species of starling, found in China.
||KAB'BOS, n. A fish of a brown color, without scales.
||KALE, n. [L. caulis.] Sea-cale, an esculent plant of the genus Crambe.
||KAL'ENDAR, n. [See Calendar.]
||KA'LI, n. A plant, a species of Salsola, or glass-wort, the ashes of which are used in making ...
||KA'LIF, n. [See Calif.]
||CALIPHATE or KALIFATE, n. The office or dignity of a calif; or the government of a calif.
||KAL'MIA, n. The name of a genus of evergreen shrubs, natives of N. America, called laurel, ...
||KAM, a. Crooked. [Not used.]
||KANGAROO', n. A singular animal found in New Holland, resembling in some respects the opossum. It ...
||KA'OLIN, n. A species of earth or variety of clay, used as one of the two ingredients in the ...
||KAR'AGANE, n. A species of gray fox found in the Russian empire.
||KARPH'OLITE, n. [Gr. straw, and a stone.]A mineral recently discovered. It has a fibrous structure ...
||KA'TA, n. In syria, a fowl of the grous kind.
||KAW, v.i. [from the sound.] To cry as a raven, crow or rook.KAW, n. The cry of the rave, crow or ...
||KAWN, n. In Turkey, a public inn.
||KAYLE, n.1. A nine-pin, a kettle-pin; sometimes written keel.2. A kind of play in Scotland, in ...
||KECK, v.i. To heave the stomach; to reach, as in an effort to vomit. [Little used.]KECK, n. A ...
||KECK'LE, v.t. To wind old rope round a cable to preserve its surface from being fretted, or to ...
||KECK'SY, n. [L. cicuta.] Hemlock; a hollow jointed plant. [Not used in America.]
||KECK'Y, a. Resembling a kex.1. An Indian scepter.
||KEDGE, n. [allied probably to cag and keg.] A small anchor, used to keep a ship steady when riding ...
||KED'LACK, n. A weed that grows among wheat and rye; charlock. [I believe not used in America.]
||KEE, plu. of cow. [Local in England and not used in America.]
||KEECH, n. A mass or lump. [Not in use.]
||KEEL, n.1. The principal timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern at the bottom, and ...
||KEE'LAGE, n. Duty paid for a ship entering Hartlepool, Eng.
||KEE'LED, a. In botany, carinated; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; as a keeled leaf, ...
||KEE'LFAT, n. A cooler; a vessel in which liquor is set for cooling. [Not used.]
||KEE'LHAUL, v.t. To haul under the keel of a ship. Keelhauling is a punishment inflicted in the ...
||KEE'LING, n. A kind of small cod, of which stock fish is made.
||KEELSON, n. kel'son. A piece of timber in a ship, laid on the middle of the floor timbers over the ...
||KEEN, a.1. Eager; vehement; as hungry curs too keen at the sport. The sheep were so keen on the ...
||KEE'NLY, adv. Eagerly; vehemently.1. Sharply; severely; bitterly.
||KEE'NNESS, n. Eagerness; vehemence; as the keenness of hunger.1. Sharpness; fineness of edge; as ...
||KEEP, v.t. pret. and pp. kept. [L. habeo, and capio.]1. To hold; to retain in one's power or ...
||KEE'PER, n. One who keeps; one that holds or has possession of any thing.1. One who retains in ...
||KEE'PERSHIP, n. The office of a keeper. [Little used.]
||KEE'PING, ppr. Holding; restraining; preserving; guarding; protecting; performing.KEE'PING, n. A ...
||KEE'PSAKE, n. Any thing kept, or given to be kept for the sake of the giver; a token of ...
||KEF'FEKIL, n. A stone, white or yellow, which hardens in the fire, and of which Turkey pipes are ...
||KEF'FEKILL, n. A mineral, the meerschaum, which see.
||KEG, n. A small cask or barrel; written more correctly cag.
||KELL, n. A sort of pottage. [Not used in America.]KELL, n. The caul or omentum. [See Caul, the ...
||KELP, n. The calcined ashes of sea weed, used in the manufacture of glass. This is a dark color ...
||KELP'Y, n. An imaginary spirit of the waters, in the form of a horse. [Local and vulgar.]
||KEL'SON. [See Keelson.]
||KELT'ER, n. The phrase,he is not in kelter, signifies, he is not in a proper dress or equipage, or ...
||KEMB, v.t. To comb, which see. Kemb is an obsolete orthography.
||KEM'ELIN, n. A tub; a brewer's vessel. [Not in use.]
||KEN, v.t. [L. canus, white, caneo, to be white, and this with L. cano, to sing, canto, Eng. to ...
||KEN'DAL-GREEN, n. A species of green cloth made of kendal.
||KEN'NEL, n. [L. canis, a dog.]1. A house or cot for dogs, or for a pack of hounds.2. A pack of ...
||KEN'NING, n. View, sight.
||KEN'TLE, n. [L. centum.] In commerce, a hundred pounds in weight; as a kentle of fish. [It is ...
||KENT'LEDGE. n. In seamen's language, pigs of iron for ballast laid on the floor of a ship.
||KEPT, pret. and pp. of keep.
||KERB-STONE, KIRB-STONE. [See Curb-stone.]
||KER'CHIEF, n. [contracted from coverchief.]1. A head dress; a cloth to cover the head.2. A cloth ...
||KER'CHIEFT , a. Dressed; hooded; covered.
||KERF, n. [Eng. to carve.] The cut of an ax, a saw, or other instrument; the notch or slit made in ...
||KERM'ES-MINERAL, n. A mineral substance, so called from its color. It is a precipitate of ...
||KERM'ES, n. In zoology, an insect produced in the excrescences of a species of small oak, or the ...
||KERN, n. An Irish footman or foot-soldier.1. In English laws, an idle person or vagabond.KERN, n. ...
||KERN'EL, n.1. The edible substance contained in the shell of a nut.2. Any thing included in a ...
||KERN'ELLY, a. Full of kernels; resembling kernels.
||KER'SEY, n. A species of coarse woolen cloth; a coarse stuff made chiefly in Kent and Devonshire ...
||KERVE, v.t. To carve. [Not used.]
||KERV'ER, n. A carver. [Not used.]
||KE'SAR, n. [from Caesar.] An emperor.
||KES'TREL, n. A fowl of the genus Falco, or hawk kind; called also stannel and windhover. It ...
||KETCH, n. A vessel with two masts, a main and mizen-mast,usually from 100 to 250 tones burden. ...
||KETCH'UP, n. A sauce. [See Catchup.]
||KET'TLE-DRUM, n. An instrument of martial music, composed of two basins of copper or brass, ...
||KET'TLE-DRUMMER, n. The man who beats the kettle-drum.
||KET'TLE-PINS, n. Nine pins; skittles.
||KET'TLE, n. A vessel of iron or other metal, with a wide mouth, usually without a cover, used for ...
||KEV'EL, n. In ships, a piece of timber serving to belay the sheets or great ropes by which the ...
||KEX, n. Hemlock; the stem of the teasel; a dry stalk. [See Kecksy.]
||KE'Y-COLD, a. Lifeless. [Not in use.]
||KEY, n. ke. In a general sense, a fastener; that which fastens; as a piece of wood in the frame of ...
||KE'YAGE, n. Money paid for the use of a key or quay.
||KE'YED, a. Furnished with keys; as a keyed instrument.1. Set to a key, as a tune.
||KE'YHOLE, n. A hole or aperture in a door or lock, for receiving a key.
||KE'YSTONE, n. The stone on the top or middle of an arch or vault, which being wider at the top ...
||KHAN, n. In Persia, an officer answering to a governor in Europe or America. Among the Tartars, a ...
||KHANATE, n. kaun'ate. The dominion or jurisdiction of a khan.
||KIBE, n. [This word has the elements of chap, gap, gape.]A chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by ...
||KI'BED, a. Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as kibed heels.
||KI'BY, a. Affected with kibes.
||KICK, v.t. To strike with the foot; as, a horse kicks a servant; a man kicks a dog.KICK, v.i. To ...
||KICK'ED, pp. Struck with the foot or feet.
||KICK'ER, n. One that kicks.
||KICK'ING, ppr. Striking with the foot; thrusting out the foot with violence.KICK'ING, n. The act ...
||KICK'SHAW, n.1. Something fantastical or uncommon, or something that has no particular name.2. A ...
||KICK'SHOE, n. A dancer, in contempt; a caperer; a buffoon. [A word used only by Milton.]
||KID, n. [L. hoedus; vulgar.]1. A young goat.2. A faggot; a bundle of heath and furze.KID, v.t. or ...
||KID'DER, n. An engrosser of corn, or one who carries corn, provisions and merchandize about the ...
||KID'DLE, n. A kind of wear in a river for catching fish; corruptly pronounced kittle.
||KID'DOW, n. A web-footed fowl, called also guillemot, sea-hen, or skout.
||KID'LING, n. A young kid.
||KID'NAP, v.t. To steal a human being, man, woman or child; or to seize and forcibly carry away any ...
||KID'NAPPED, pp. Stolen or forcibly carried away; as a human being.
||KID'NAPPER, n. One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.
||KID'NAPPING, ppr. Stealing or forcibly carrying away human beings.KID'NAPPING, n. The act of ...
||KID'NEY-BEAN, n. A sort of bean so named from its resemblance to the kidney. It is of the genus ...
||KID'NEY-SHAPED a. Having the form or shape of a kidney.
||KID'NEY-VETCH, n. A plant of the genus Anthyllis.
||KID'NEY-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Saxifraga.
||KID'NEY, n. [I have not found this word in any other language.]1. The kidneys are two oblong ...
||KIL, n. A Dutch word,signifying a channel or bed of a river, and hence a stream.
||KIL'DERKIN, n. A small barrel; a liquid measure containing two firkins, or 16 or 18 gallons.
||KILL, v.t.1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means. To kill an ...
||KIL'LAS, n. An argillaceous stone of a pale gray or greenish gray, of a lamellar or coarsely ...
||KILL'DEE, n. A small bird in America, so called from its voice or note; a species of plover.
||KILL'ED, pp. Deprived of life; quelled; calmed.
||KILL'ER, n. One who deprives of life; he or that which kills.
||KILL'ING, ppr. Depriving of life; quelling.
||KIL'LINITE, n. A mineral, a variety of spodumene, found at Killeney, in Ireland.
||KIL'LOW, n. An earth of a blackish or deep blue color.
||KIL'N-DRIED, pp. Dried in a kiln.
||KIL'N-DRY, v.t. kil-dry. To dry in a kiln; as, to kiln-dry or grain.
||KIL'N-DRYING, ppr. Drying in a kiln.
||KILN, n. kil.1. A large stove or oven; a fabric of brick or stone which may be heated for the ...
||KIL'OGRAM, n. In the new system of French weights and measures, a thousand grams. According to ...
||KIL'OLITER, n. [Gr. a thousand, and a Greek measure. See Liter.]In the new French measures, a ...
||KILOM'ETER, n. [Gr. a thousand, and a meter.] In the French system of measures, a thousand meters; ...
||KILT, n. A kind of short petticoat worn by the highlanders of Scotland.KILT, pp. Killed.
||KIN, n. [L. genus; Gr. connected with L. gigno, geno.]1. Relation, properly by consanguinity or ...
||KIN'ATE, n. A salt formed by the union of kinic acid with a base.
||KIND, n.1. Race; genus; generic class; as in mankind or humankind. In technical language, kind ...
||KIND'ED, a. Begotten.
||KIN'DLE, v.t. [L. accendo; from the root of candeo, caneo, to be light or white, to shine.]1. To ...
||KIN'DLED, pp. Set on fire; inflamed; excited into action.
||KIN'DLER, n. He or that which kindles or sets on fire.
||KINDLESS, a. Destitute of kindness; unnatural.
||KINDLINESS, n. Affection; affectionate disposition; benignity.1. Natural disposition.
||KIN'DLING, ppr. Setting on fire; causing to burn with flame; exciting into action.
||KINDLY, a. [See Kind, the noun.] Homogeneal; congenial; kindred; of the same nature. This Johnson ...
||KINDNESS, n. [from kind, the adjective.]1. Good will; benevolence; that temper or disposition ...
||KIN'DRED, n. [from kin, kind.]1. Relation by birth; consanguinity. Like her, of equal kindred to ...
||KINE, plu. of cow. But cows, the regular plural, is now in general use.
||KING, n.1. The chief or sovereign of a nation; a man invested with supreme authority over a ...
||KING'APPLE, n. A kind of apple, so called.
||KING'BIRD, n. A fowl of the genus Paradisea; also, a species of the genus Muscicapa, so called ...
||KING'CR`AFT, n. The craft of kings; the act of governing; usually in a bad sense.
||KING'CUP, n. A flower, crowfoot.
||KING'DOM, n. [king and dom, jurisdiction.]1. The territory or country subject to a king; an ...
||KING'DOMED, a. Proud of royalty.
||KING'FISHER, n. A fowl of the genus Alcedo.
||KING'HOOD, n. State of being a king.
||KING'LESS, a. Having no king.
||KING'LIKE, a. Like a king.
||KING'LING, n. A little king.
||KING'LY, a. Belonging to a king; suitable to a king; as a kingly couch.1. Royal; sovereign; ...
||KING'S-EVIL, n. A disease of the scrofulous kind.
||KING'S-SPEAR, n. A plant of the genus Asphodelus.
||KING'SHIP, n. Royalty; the state, office or dignity of a king.
||KING'STONE, n. A fish.
||KIN'IC, a. Pertaining to cinchona; as the kinic acid.
||KINK, n. [L. cingo.] The twist of a rope or thread, occasioned by a spontaneous winding of the ...
||KINK'HAUST, n. The chincough. [Not used.]
||KI'NO, n. An astringent resin obtained from an African tree.Kino consists of tannin and ...
||KINS'FOLK, n. [kin and folk.] Relations; kindred; persons of the same family.
||KINS'MAN, n. [kin and man.] A man of the same race or family; one related by blood.
||KINS'WOMAN, n. A female relation.
||KIP'PER, n. A term applied to a salmon, when unfit to be taken, and to the time when they are so ...
||KIRK, n. kurk. In Scotland, a church. This is the same word as church, differently written and ...
||KIRK'MAN, n. One of the church of Scotland.
||KIR'TLE, n. ker'tl.1. An upper garment; a gown; a petticoat; a short jacket; a mantle.2. A ...
||KIR'TLED, a. Wearing a kirtle.
||KISS, v.t.1. To salute with the lips.2. To treat with fondness; to caress. The hearts of princes ...
||KISS'ED, pp. Saluted with a kiss.
||KISS'ER, n. One that kisses.
||KISS'ING-COMFIT, n. Perfumed sugar plums to sweeten the breath.
||KISS'ING-CRUST, n. In cookery, the crust of a loaf that touches another.
||KISS'ING, ppr. Saluting with the lips.
||KIST, n. A chest. [Not used.]
||KIT, n. A large bottle.1. A small fiddle.2. A kind of fish-tub, and a milk-pail.[I know not that ...
||KITCH'EN-G`ARDEN, n. A garden or piece of ground appropriated to the raising of vegetables for the ...
||KITCH'EN-MAID, n. A female servant whose business is to clean the kitchen and utensils of cookery, ...
||KITCH'EN-STUFF, n. Fat collected form pots and dripping pans.
||KITCH'EN-WENCH, n. The woman who cleans the kitchen and utensils of cookery.
||KITCH'EN-WORK, n. Work done in the kitchen; as cookery, washing, &c.
||KITCH'EN, n. [L. coquina; from the root of L. coquo, to cook.]1. A cook-room; the room of a house ...
||KITE, n. A rapacious fowl of the genus Falco or hawk, remarkable for gliding through the air ...
||KI'TEFOOT, n. A sort of tobacco, so called.
||KI'TESFOOT, n. A plant.
||KITH, n. Acquaintance.
||KIT'LING, n. [L. catulus.] A whelp; the young of a beast.
||KIT'TEN, n. kit'n. A young cat, or the young of the cat.KIT'TEN, v.i. kit'n. To bring forth ...
||KIT'TIWAKE, n. A fowl of the genus Larus, or gull kind.
||KIT'TLE, v.t. To tickle. [Not used.]
||KLICK, v.i. [a different orthography or diminutive of clack.]1. To make a small, sharp sound by ...
||KNAB, v.t. nab. To bite; to gnaw; to nibble. [This word may belong to the root of nibble, and it ...
||KNAB'BLE, v.i. To bite or nibble. [Not used.]
||KNACK, n. nak. A little machine; a petty contrivance; a toy. A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's ...
||KNACK'ER, n. nak'er. A maker of knacks, toys or small work.1. A rope-maker, or collar-maker. [Not ...
||KNAG, n. nag.1. A knot in wood, or a protuberant knot; a wart.2. A peg for hanging things on.3. ...
||KNAG'GY, n. nag'gy. Knotty, full of knots; rough with knots; hence, rough in temper.
||KNAP, n. nap. A protuberance; a swelling. [Little used. See Knob.]KNAP, v.t. nap. [See Knab.]1. ...
||KNAP'BOTTLE, n. nap'bottle. A plant.
||KNAP'PISH, a. nap'pish. Snappish. [See Snap.]
||KNAP'PLE, v.i. nap'ple. To break off with an abrupt sharp noise.
||KNAP'SACK, n. nap'sack. A soldier's bag, carried on his back, and containing necessaries of food ...
||KNAP'WEED, n. nap'weed. A plant of the genus Centaurea, so called probably from knap, a button.
||KN`AR, n. n`ar. A knot in wood.
||KN`ARLED, a. Knotted. [See Gnarled.]
||KN`ARRY, a. Knotty.
||KNAVE, n. nave.1. A boy; a man-child.2. A servant.3. A false deceitful fellow; a dishonest man ...
||KNA'VERY, n. na'very. Dishonesty; deception in traffick; trick; petty villainy; fraud.1. ...
||KNA'VISH, a. na'vish. Dishonest; fraudulent; as a knavish fellow, or a knavish trick or ...
||KNA'VISHLY, na'vishly. Dishonestly; fraudulently.1. Waggishly; mischievously.
||KNA'VISHNESS, n. na'vishness. The quality or habit of knavery; dishonesty.
||KNAW'EL, n. naw'el. A species of plant.
||KNEAD, v.t. nead. To work and press ingredients into a mass, usually with the hands; particularly, ...
||KNE'ADED, pp. ne'aded. Worked and pressed together.
||KNE'ADING-TROUGH, n. ne'ading-trauf. A trough or tray in which dough is worked and mixed.
||KNE'ADING, ppr. ne'ading. Working and mixing into a well mixed mass.
||KNEB'ELITE, n. neb'elite. [from Von Knebel.] A mineral of a gray color, spotted with dirty white, ...
||KNEE-CROOKING, a. nee'crooking. Obsequious.
||KNEE-DEEP, a. nee'-deep. Rising to the knees; as water or snow knee-deep.
||KNEE-HIGH, a. nee-hi. Rising to the knees; as water knee-high.
||KNEE-HOLLY, n. nee'holly. A plant of the genus Ruscus.
||KNEE-TRIBUTE, n. nee'tribute. Tribute paid by kneeling; worship or obeisance by genuflection.
||KNEE, n. nee. [L. genu.]1. In anatomy, the articulation of the thigh and leg bones.2. In ...
||KNEED, a. need. Having knees; as in-kneed, out-kneed.1. In botany, geniculated; forming an obtuse ...
||KNEE'HOLM, n. nee'home. Kneeholly.
||KNEEL, v.i. neel. To bend the knee; to fall on the knees; sometimes with down. As soon as you are ...
||KNEE'LER, n. nee'ler. One who kneels or worships by kneeling.
||KNEE'LING, ppr. nee'ling. Falling on the knees.
||KNEE'PAN, n. nee'pan. The round bone on the fore part of the knee.
||KNELL, n. nell. Properly, the stroke of a bell; hence,the sound caused by striking a bell; ...
||KNEW, pret. of know.
||KNIFE,n. nife; plu. knives; nives.1. A cutting instrument with a sharp edge. Knives are of ...
||KNIGHT-ER'RANT, n. [knight and L. errans, erro, to wander.]A wandering knight; a knight who ...
||KNIGHT-ER'RANTRY, n. The practice of wandering in quest of adventures; the manners of wandering ...
||KNIGHT-HEADS, n. In ships, bollard timbers, two pieces of timber rising just within the stem, one ...
||KNIGHT-M`ARSHAL, n. An officer in the household of the British king, who has cognizance of ...
||KNIGHT-SERVICE, n. In English feudal law, a tenure of lands held by knights on condition of ...
||KNIGHT, n. nite.1. Originally, a knight was a youth, and young men being employed as servants, ...
||KNIGHTHOOD, n. The character or dignity of a knight.1. A military order, honor, or degree of ...
||KNIGHTLINESS, n. Duties of a knight.
||KNIGHTLY, a. Pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; as a knightly combat.
||KNIT, v.t. nit. pret. and pp. knit or knitted. [L. nodo,whence nodus, Eng. knot.]1. To unite, as ...
||KNIT'TABLE, a. nit'table. That may be knit.
||KNIT'TER, n. nit'ter. One that knits.
||KNIT'TING-NEEDLE, n. nit'ting-needle. A long needle usually made of wire, used for knitting ...
||KNIT'TING, ppr. nit'ting. Uniting by needles; forming texture; uniting in growth.KNIT'TING, n. ...
||KNIT'TLE, n. nit'l. [from knit.] A string that gathers or draws together a purse.1. A small line ...
||KNOB, n. nob. A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; as a knob in the flesh or ...
||KNOB'BED, a. nob'bed. Containing knobs; full of knobs.
||KNOB'BINESS, n. nob'biness. [from knobby.] The quality of having knobs, or of being full of ...
||KNOB'BY, a. nob'by. Full of knobs or hard protuberances; hard.
||KNOCK, v.i. nok.1. To strike or beat with something thick or heavy; as, to knock with a club or ...
||KNOCK'ER, n. nok'er. One that knocks.1. An instrument or kind of hammer, fastened to a door to be ...
||KNOCK'ING, ppr. nok'ing. Beating; striking.KNOCK'ING, n. nok'ing. A beating; a rap.
||KNOLL, v.t. noll. [See Knell.] To ring a bell, usually for a funeral.KNOLL, v.i. noll. To sound, ...
||KNOP, n. nop. [a different spelling of knap or nob.]A knob; a tufted top; a bud; a bunch; a ...
||KNOP'PED, a. nop'ped. Having knops or knobs; fastened as with buttons.
||KNOT, n. not. [L.nodus; probably connected with knit, but perhaps from swelling or gathering.]1. ...
||KNOT'BERRY, n. not'berry. A plant of the genus Rubus.
||KNOT'GRASS, n. not'grass. The name of several species of plants, so denominated from the joints of ...
||KNOT'LESS, a. not'less. Free from knots; without knots.
||KNOT'TED, a. not'ted. Full of knots; having knots; as the knotted oak.1. Having intersecting ...
||KNOT'TINESS, n. not'tiness. [from knotty.]1. Fullness of knots; the quality of having many knots ...
||KNOT'TY, a. not'ty. Full of knots; having many knots; as knotty timber.1. Hard; rugged; as a ...
||KNOUT, n. nout. A punishment in Russia, inflicted with a whip.
||KNOW, v.t. no. pret. knew; pp. known. [L. nosco, cognosco, Gr. although much varied in orthography. ...
||KNOWABLE, a. no'able. That may be known; that may be discovered, understood or ascertained.
||KNOWER, n. no'er. One who knows.
||KNOWING, ppr. no'ing. 1. Having clear and certain perception of.2. a. Skillful; well informed; ...
||KNOWINGLY, adv. no'ingly. With knowledge. He would not knowingly offend.
||KNOWL'EDGE, n. nol'lej.1. A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and ...
||KNUB'BLE, v.t. To beat; to strike with the knuckle. [Not used.]
||KNUCK'LE, n. nuk'l.1. The joint of a finger, particularly when protuberant by the closing of the ...
||KNUCK'LED, a. Jointed.
||KNUFF, n. nuff. A lout; a clown. [Not used.]
||KNURLE, n. nurle. A knot; a hard substance.
||KNURL'ED, a. nurl'ed. Full of knots.
||KNUR'LY, a. nur'ly. [from knur.] Full of knots; hard. This seems to be the same as gnarly.
||KNUR'RY, a. nur'ry. Full of knots.
||KOBA, n. An antelope, with horns close at the base.
||KO'KOB, n. A venomous serpent of America.
||KOL'LYRITE, n. [Gr.] A variety of clay whose color is pure white, or with a shade of gray, red or ...
||KOM'MANIC, n. The crested lark of Germany.
||KON'ILITE, n. [Gr. dust, and a stone.]A mineral in the form of a loose powder, consisting chiefly ...
||KONITE. [See Conite.]
||KO'PECK, n. A Russian coin, about the value of a cent.
||KO'RAN, n. Pronounced by oriental scholars korawn. The Mohammedan book of faith; the alkoran.
||KO'RET, n. A delicious fish of the East Indies.
||KO'RIN, n. An antelope with slender smooth horns.
||KOUPH'OLITE, n. [Gr. light, and stone.]A mineral, regarded as a variety of prehnite. It occurs in ...
||KRAAL, n. In the southern part of Africa, among the Hottentots, a village; a collection of huts.
||KRAG, n. A species of argillaceous earth.
||KRA'KEN, n. A supposed enormous sea animal.
||CROUT, KROUT, n. [G., an herb.] Sour crout is made by laying minced or chopped cabbage in layers in ...
||KRU'KA, n. A bird of russia and Sweden, resembling a hedge sparrow.
||KU'FIC, a. The Kufic letters were the ancient letters of the Arabic, so called from Kufa, or the ...
||KU'MISS, n. A liquor or drink made from mare's milk fermented and distilled; milkspirit, used by ...
||KU'RIL, n. A bird, the black petrel.
||KURIL'IAN, a. The Kurilian isles are a chain in the Pacific, extending from the southern extremity ...
||KY, n. Kine. [Not in use.]
||KY'ANITE, n. [Gr. sky colored. It is written also cyanite, but most improperly, if pronounced ...
||KYAN'OGEN, n. [Gr. blue and to beget.]Carbureted azote; the compound base of prussic acid, called ...
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